He will take up his role in June and report directly to Kjell Johnsen, group COO.
Krazhan has been with Veon for 14 years and is currently B2B director at Kyivstar in Ukraine. He previously held a number of marketing and strategy roles at Kyivstar.
Commenting on the appointment, Ursula Burns, Veon’s chairman and CEO, said: “Eugene has been one of our star performers in Ukraine with Kyivstar, both in terms of his business results and his style of values-based leadership. With a young and growing population, Kyrgyzstan is a country where Veon sees opportunity for future growth. I wish Eugene every success as we look to strengthen our position there.”